Springfield Chiropractors For Results
Dr. Nick Silveri
Chiropractic Allows Me To Heal The Whole Body
Ever since I was little I wanted to be a doctor of some sort. All through college I had my sites set on being a dentist. I was applying to dental schools when I decided that I didn't want to be working in people's mouths all day long and I wanted to do something that dealt with the entire person. After some research I decided that being a chiropractor would allow me that opportunity.
I graduated from the University of Texas-San Antonio in 2000 with a bachelors degree in biology. I then went on and did my masters work in biology at the University of Illinois - Springfield. When I enrolled in chiropractic school in the fall of 2002 I had never seen a chiropractor and wasn't even quite sure what they did. At that time I was very "medically-minded", meaning that I would only see a doctor if I was sick, but I was also very into natural health and the idea of allowing the body to heal itself. When I got to chiropractic school it truly was an awakening and the things I was hearing made more sense than anything I had heard before. Every subject had the same underlying theme...that the body was a self-healing and self-regulating system with the nervous system controlling everything, and by addressing the nervous system you could make the person as a whole healthier. In the three and a half years I was in school my way of thinking completely shifted and I embraced the idea that if you take care of your body, your body will take care of you.
My Chiropractic Lifestyle Continues
I was born in Springfield, but I grew up mostly in Austin, Texas. My father's side of the family still resides in Springfield, and that is why I chose to come back to the area and begin working. I am single with no children, which allows me a lot of time to travel and pursue my other great interest in life...golf! I'm not great but I think I am getting better. I try to play a couple times per week, but that's not always possible with two offices.
I try to get adjusted about once a week. When I'm feeling run down or sick I try to get adjusted daily until I am feeling better. I also work out regularly and try to eat as healthy as possible. I never take antibiotics, unless I have a diagnosed bacterial infection, that has not responded to several attempts at natural solutions (adjusting, acupuncture, supplements, etc.). I do not take over-the-counter pain relievers. No cough syrup, no headache medicine, no antacids, etc. I believe in chiropractic and natural health and I do not believe in masking symptoms and taking medications with harmful side effects. I live my life as healthy as I can so that I am confident when I ask my patients to do the same.
Dr. Michael Jones
A Shoulder Injury Led Me To Chiropractic
I have always wanted to be a doctor. While in college I was presented with all sorts of opportunities to apply to different medical schools. However, a lingering shoulder injury from college volleyball left me looking for something different, something I hadnít tried before. A friend of mine mentioned that I should go see a chiropractor, so I figured Iíd give it a try. I went to a local chiropractor who started working with my shoulder and my neck, and within a week of seeing him my shoulder started feeling much better. I continued to see him that summer for adjustments, and actually began to intern with him to learn all that I could. When I went back to school the following fall, I was fully recovered and continued to play volleyball. Now I know this is not a saving grace story, but it kept me active with volleyball and it got me hooked on chiropractic.
In 2007, I graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. During my junior year at Lindenwood I applied to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. I chose this school because of their prestige and recognition not only in the healthcare field, but in the general publicís view as well. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer in October 2010 and was a class representative for the Palmer Student Alumni Foundation while attending. While at Palmer I was trained in Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson and Activator techniques.
I believe that everyone should be adjusted. I want you to be proactive in your health care decisions, because when we work together we get the greatest results. Your body is capable of functioning at 100% health and our daily lives including work, stress or injuries can rob the body of allowing this to take place. When there are interruptions to these messages from your brain through your spinal cord and out to the parts of your body, your body begins a period of breakdown, and then you will begin to express symptoms. By the time you come in with a headache or pain, your body has already been in a state of breakdown for some time. My job is to help remove these interferences and allow your body to function at 100%.
Proper Spine Function Is Crucial To My Success
I was born and raised just outside of Chicago and I have four brothers and nine nieces and nephews. I met my wife while playing college volleyball. We decided to move to Springfield to be close to both of our families. I am still very active with volleyball and I workout 5-6 days a week doing CrossFit. This program encompasses ten different, but very necessary fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy. I love to spend my free time either working out, playing volleyball, being outdoors or spending time with my wife and our families.
I have my spine checked on a weekly basis to ensure that my body is functioning at 100% health. My extremely active lifestyle and workouts really test me so ensuring my spine is functioning properly is crucial to my success. My diet is pretty simple; I try to follow the Paleo Diet. This entails only eating what a caveman would have eaten; lean meats, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Since I began eating this way, I have not felt better.
Dr. Michael Jones is currently accepting new patients. Come see how chiropractic can positively affect your health. I would love to talk with you about how we can create a personalized health plan and get you on your way back to health.
Dr. Rob Calcaterra
I Didn't Know I Was Going To Be A Chiropractor
When I was younger I knew that I wanted to go into healthcare, but I was not sure what area to go in to. I started with training as an EMT with the intention of becoming a paramedic, but after some work in that area I realized that it was not right for me and I would have to look into something else. It was around this time that my uncle suffered a ruptured disc in his low back which left him in agonizing pain. He started seeing a chiropractor for this and had incredible results. When you see where he started and where he was after a few visits he had made incredible improvements in his condition. After that I started doing some research on the profession and thought that it would be a great career to go in to.
I am originally from St. Louis and moved to Springfield in July of 2009. I did my undergraduate work at Southeast Missouri State with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. After that I moved back home and started at Logan College of Chiropractic in 2005. It was at Logan where my entire thought process towards health changed. I was raised in a very medical minded family where every little thing was a problem that I needed to go to the doctor for to get a medication to help. What I didnít realize at first is that all you are doing in this system is covering up a symptom and not allowing your body to work the way it was designed to do. I learned how the entire of goal of health care should be focusing on prevention, not looking just at covering up the problem while the underlying cause is still present.
My Balanced Lifestyle
I always try to get adjusted every week or two to keep my body functioning properly. I play a lot of golf so maintaining range of motion is really important to me so that I do not manage to hurt myself while Iím out there. I also try to exercise at least three days a week and watch what I eat to keep myself in decent shape. I believe in taking whole food, natural supplements to give your body all of the essential nutrients it needs, some of which you do not get from diet alone, to function as best as possible.
Dr. Rob Calcaterra is currently accepting new patients. Call now to schedule an appointment!
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